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pay
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 10
2. An equivalent or return for money due, goods purchased, or services performed; salary or wages for work or service; compensation; recompense; payment; hire; as, the pay of a clerk; the pay of a soldier.
3. To satisfy, or content; specifically, to satisfy ( another person) for service rendered, property delivered, etc.; to discharge one's obligation to; to make due return to; to compensate; to remunerate; to recompense; to requite; as, to pay workmen or servants.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To cover, as bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc., with tar or pitch, or waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
2. Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.
Examples of usage:
  • " You'll pay him back? - "Shadow Mountain", Dane Coolidge.
  • " They didn't pay me then. - "The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife", Ellen M. Firebaugh.
  • I'll pay, you know. - "By Birth a Lady", George Manville Fenn.
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